Donald Trump denies Secretary of State Rex Tillerson threatened to resign

Oct 06, 2017, 00:24

In an unscheduled press conference on Wednesday, Tillerson said he had "never considered leaving this post".

"Why isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!"

Tillerson reportedly nearly resigned after President Trump's horrific politicization of a speech he gave to the Boy Scouts.

NBC has published a report confirming the involvement of US Vice President Mike Pines and other senior officials to persuade Secretary of State Rex Tillerson not to resign since last July.

An NBC News spokeswoman told Business Insider on Wednesday that the news organization stands by its reporting. 'They are a disgrace to good reporting. "No wonder their news ratings are way down!" the President tweeted.

Tillerson said he serves at the appointment of the president and he is here for as long as the president feels he can be useful to achieving his objectives. "We're finding new ways to govern that deliver new victories", Mr Tillerson said. Trump said in a tweet en route to Las Vegas to visit the site of the horrific mass shooting on Sunday.

Tillerson also rejected NBC News' assertion that Pence had to persuade him this summer to stay in Trump's Cabinet.

Trump told reporters Wednesday that has "total confidence" in Tillerson.

Then praising Trump for being "smart", Tillerson expressed his loyalty to the president.

"Like holding uncomfortable press conferences after he finds out they've called him a moron", Colbert speculated.

It comes three days after Mr Trump his chief diplomat is "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with North Korea about its nuclear and missile programmes. "Save your energy Rex, we'll do what has to be done!"

The report from NBC News also claimed Tillerson referred to Trump as a "moron", although the Secretary of State did not directly address the claim in his remarks.

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